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How Charged Water Particles Affect Saturn's Atmosphere
2013-04-10 19:36:15

A new study found that the "rain" of charged water particles in Saturn's atmosphere influences the composition and temperature of the planet's upper atmosphere and rings.

NASA Celebrates 40th Anniversary Of Pioneer 11
2013-04-05 14:51:40

NASA is celebrating the 40th birthday of the Pioneer 11 spacecraft. For the past four decades, Pioneer has been hurtling through space, capturing satellite images of the planets Jupiter and Saturn.

Building Blocks For Life May Be Found On Jupiter's MoonEuropa
2013-04-05 13:29:24

The building blocks of life are strewn across the galaxy on or beneath many planetary surfaces and new evidence from NASA suggests that the necessary cocktail for life could be sitting right on one of Jupiter’s moons.

VolcanoesOn Io Are In The Wrong Place
2013-04-05 04:58:56

Concentrations of volcanic activity in Jupiter's moon Io are significantly displaced from where they are expected to be based on models used to predict how the moon's interior is heated.

Europe-Sized Storm On Venus Monitored By Astronomers Via ESA Spacecraft
2013-03-25 12:47:52

Researchers from Universidad del Pais Vasco (UPV) and Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea (EHU) used an instrument on board the European Space Agency's (ESA) Venus Express spacecraft to monitor the evolution of the south pole vortex.

2013-03-20 23:19:13

The neighboring businesses near the real-estate firm’s Jupiter, Fla., headquarters select one charity each month to support. JUPITER, Fla.

Jupiter’s Hot Spots Move Like A Merry-Go-Round
2013-03-15 12:25:30

Planetary scientists at NASA have found that massive ‘hot spots’ in Jupiter's atmosphere drift across the gaseous planet in a merry-go-round motion.

Giants Like Jupiter May Have Formed In The Gas Disk Of Young Stars
2013-03-06 06:18:35

New research from Carnegie Institution for Science looks at how gas giants similar to Jupiter and Saturn formed and evolved. Using theoretical modeling, lead researcher Alan Boss provides clues that gas giants may form in the presence of gas disks that surround stars in their infancy.


Latest Jupiter Reference Libraries

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Satellite -- A satellite is an object that orbits another object. With sufficient tangential velocity, the object does not collide with the primary object it orbits, but maintains a distance from that object as the rate at which it falls towards that object is similar to the rate that it travels away, thus the object orbits the primary object and becomes a satellite. In other words: gravitational force serves as the centripetal force needed to make the object circle the primary...

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Galileo Probe -- The Galileo probe was an unmanned probe sent by NASA to study the planet Jupiter and its moons. Named after the astronomer Galileo Galilei, it was launched on October 18 1989 by the Space Shuttle Atlantis and arrived at Jupiter on December 7 1995. Galileo's launch had been significantly delayed by the hiatus in Space Shuttle launches that occurred after the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster, and new safety protocols that were implemented as a result forced Galileo to use...

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Retrograde Motion -- Retrograde motion is the orbital motion of a body in a direction opposite that which is normal to spatial bodies within a given system. 'Retrograde' derives from the Latin words retro, backwards, and gradus, step. In the Solar system, mostly everything rotates in the same sense: all major planets orbit the Sun counterclockwise as seen from the pole star (Polaris). Most planets spin in the same sense, including Earth. The same happens with the orbital motions of the...

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Positional Astronomy -- Positional astronomy is the study of the positions of celestial objects. This is the oldest branch of astronomy and dates back to antiquity. Observations of celestial objects are important for religious and astrological purposes, as well as for timekeeping. Ancient structures associated with positional astronomy include: -- Chichn Itz -- The Medicine Wheel -- The Pyramids -- Stonehenge -- The Temple of the Sun The unaided human eye can...

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Planetary Ring -- A planetary ring is a ring of dust and other small particles orbiting around a planet in a flat disc-shaped region. The most spectacular and famous planetary rings are those around Saturn, but all four of the solar system's gas giant planets (Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune) possess ring systems of their own. The origin of planetary rings is not precisely known, but they are thought to be unstable and dissipate over the course of tens or hundreds of millions of...

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